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Review Article

Moxibustion in Early Chinese Medicine and Its Relation to the Origin of Meridians: A Study on the Unearthed Literatures

Table 2

The moxibustion prescriptions in Recipes for Fifty-Two Ailments.

DiseaseSerial number in each chapterModalityMaterialMoxibustion method

Venomous snake biteNumber 2 prescriptionNatural moxibustion Mustard poulticesPutting mustard poultices on the patient’s vertex cranii (GV 20)
WartNumber 1 prescriptionSear moxibustion with moxa stickScirpoides holoschoenusLighting the rope of Scirpoides holoschoenus to cauterize the terminal of wart and then take it out
DysuriaNumber 6 prescriptionDirect moxibustionUnknownMoxibustion on middle toe of right foot
Scrotal herniaNumber 10 prescriptionDirect moxibustionMugwort leaves, towBurning tow wrapped with mugwort leaves on vertex cranii (GV 20) until moxibustion scar appeared
Scrotal herniaNumber 18 prescriptionMoxibustion after stone needle therapyUnknownMoxibustion on the vulnus after stone needle cutting or “Taiyin” (阴) and “Taiyang” (阳)
Scrotal herniaNumber 23 prescriptionDirect moxibustionUnknownMoxibustion on left shank (based on A-B Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, the treatment points might be SP8, LR5, or KI8)
External hemorrhoid or anal fistulaNumber 1 prescriptionSear moxibustion with moxa stickUnknownTaking moxibustion to cauterize the terminal of hemorrhoid and then twisting it off
Pruritus aniNumber 1 prescriptionFume moxibustionMugwort leaves, mushroom on the willowBurning mugwort leaves and mushroom form the willow in a hole and applying moxibustion smoke to the patient’s anus

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